Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) -- After having a day away from on-ice practice Wednesday, the Buffalo Sabres got back to the grind on Thursday with no surprises.
All players on the active roster were participants for a session that included battle drills, neutral zone activities, five-on-five work and some conditioning drills at the end. The lines and defensive pairings even stayed the same from the team's 2-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators.
The Sabres were still without forward Ville Leino due to a hip injury that has kept him out the entire season, and has him firmly on IR.
"I ask every day," head coach Lindy Ruff said on Leino's status. "I thought we were making a little headway, but I think we're still kind of in the same spot. I have no better news to give you."
The Sabres will go through their morning skate on Friday, leading up to their next contest against the Boston Bruins on Friday night. It's the first of three straight home games for Buffalo, who will then take on Pittsburgh on Sunday and Winnipeg on Tuesday.